Tailgating is an act of negligence, as illustrated under Texas Transportation Code §545.062. As such, if you were injured by a motorist who was tailgating, you could be eligible to recover compensation through an insurance claim or lawsuit.
A Plano tailgating accident lawyer from our firm may be able to help. Loncar Lyon Jenkins has over 30 years of experience when it comes to advocating for injured people throughout the state of Texas. Since 1988, we have helped people recover compensation for their lost income, pain and suffering, and healthcare expenses. We are determined to do the same for you.
You Have Two Years to File a Claim
While most tailgating accident cases are settled through insurance negotiations, you may need to file a lawsuit to get the compensation you need. Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003 grants you two years from the date of your accident to litigate your case.
By failing to act within this timeline, you risk:
- Having to pay for your losses by yourself
- Not being able to hold the other party accountable for their actions
- Being unable to file a lawsuit in civil court
While some facts of your case may extend the state’s deadline, this is not the case for everyone. If you fail to file your tailgating accident case before the statute expires, you could be unable to take legal action and recover compensation.
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We Can Recover Compensation for Your Accident-Related Expenses
As noted, you will probably not need to file a car accident lawsuit to recover the cost of your damages. Instead, you will likely be able to resolve your case through an insurance settlement. This is not easy. Between negotiations, reading the liable party’s fine print, and understanding the cost of your damages, you risk accepting less money than you deserve.
You do not need to worry about this with a Plano tailgating accident lawyer from our firm on your side, however.
We can help you seek compensation to pay for the following losses:
- Medical bills
- Property damage costs
- Lost wages and loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Impaired quality of life
Depending on your case, you could recover additional losses. We believe that if another party caused your damages, they should pay for them.
How an Attorney from Our Team Can Help with Your Case
As you recover from your injuries and consider legal representation, you may have many questions about how a lawyer from our firm can help you. For every question that you have, we have answers.
We can help you with the following obligations as they pertain to your case:
We Can Help You Manage the Evidence Collection Process
To recover compensation, you must prove that because another driver acted negligently, you were injured and suffered financial losses. However, proving this statement can be more complex than it seems. Your legal team will need to use evidence to build a compelling case.
Some pieces of documentation that could support your case include:
- Your medical bills
- Property damage receipts
- Invoices from your mechanic
- Your medical treatment records
- Testimony from your doctor, law enforcement officials, and accident reconstruction specialists
- Photos of your injuries, your vehicle, and the accident scene
- Traffic camera footage
- The police report
You do not have an unlimited amount of time to secure some forms of evidence. For instance, over time, traffic camera footage is deleted. Witnesses who saw your accident happen may be unavailable or not recall certain details. To help your case move smoothly, consider seeking legal help in a timely manner.
We Can Negotiate an Insurance Settlement for You
You may think that dealing with the insurance company will be a straightforward process. After all, if you are granted coverage in the liable policy, why shouldn’t you be awarded compensation for your losses?
Unfortunately, the insurance settlement process may not be as easy as it seems. Insurance companies will sometimes do everything in their power to deny or lowball claims. We are prepared to protect you against these attempts.
We can help you seek an insurance settlement by:
- Reading the details of the liable party’s insurance policy
- Presenting the cost of your collision-related losses
- Recognizing and defending you against bad faith insurance practices
- Talking to the claims adjuster on your behalf
- Using evidence to support your side of the story
We Can Represent You in Civil Court
If your case makes it to civil court, that is not a problem–Loncar Lyon Jenkins prepares each case for litigation. We want to show the insurance company that we are not playing around. If they do not agree to pay you fairly, then we will sue their client (the at-fault driver) and pursue compensation through that avenue.
To promote the success of your lawsuit, we will:
- File your case in court within the appropriate deadline
- Continue negotiating for an out-of-court settlement offer
- Call upon witnesses and consultants to testify on your behalf
- Show the cost of your damages
- Defend you against any unjust accusations that you caused the accident
- Exchange information with the other party’s legal counsel
- Argue your case
A lawyer from our team can handle all of your case’s obligations.
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Call in the Strong Arm Attorneys to Recover Damages
Loncar Lyon Jenkins is otherwise known as the Strong Arm. We stand up against uncooperative insurance companies and the people they represent. If you were injured in a collision caused by a driver who was tailgating, call us today to begin the process of recovering compensation.
During your free case review, tell us about what you are looking for in a Plano tailgating accident lawyer from our firm. Our Texas law firm can meet all of your legal needs. To talk to our team, call today.